Part of the DeltaQuad's unique features is the fact that the payload bay is located directly on the CG. This means that the weight, dimensions and position of the LiPo battery needs to be carefully matched to keep the vehicle in balance. The removable LiPo holder is made from durable EPP and can be easily modified to accommodate a number of LiPo batteries. Due to the extensive regulations and requirements involved in shipping Lithium batteries with the capacity used by the DeltaQuad, Vertical Technologies is not able to ship these LiPo's. We therefor have the LiPo's shipped separately by our partner MaxAmps.
The following LiPo batteries are known to be compatible with the DeltaQuad;
When choosing a different battery you should consider the following specs;
When placing a new battery it is important to verify that the balance point is on the Center of Gravity (CG)
The DeltaQuad's CG is located between 16 and 17 CM from the root chord (front of the wing section on the VTOL module) It is indicated with notches underneath the wing / module joiners. When positioning a new LiPo you should make sure that the balance point is on that location when angling the wings +- 5 degrees up. Please make sure all components inserted and the wings are attached when testing the position of the balance point.
The DeltaQuad uses XT150 connectors. When ordering our high quality LiPo it will be outfitted with these connectors. When the LiPo has been chosen as and option on the vehicle it will include a charger and standard charging wires. When no battery was selected your vehicle will come with 2 sets of additional XT150 connectors (one for your LiPo and one for your charger). The XT150 connectors can be acquired from many places including here
On the battery side the DeltaQuad uses the male pin for + (red) and female for - (black). The male pin uses the larger housing and the female pin uses the smaller housing. This is reversed on when soldering the charging lead.
Solder the pins as follows;
Some tips additional tips;
The LiPo holder is covered with a strong velcro strip. To securely attach a LiPo please make sure the LiPo has 3 strips of the velcro hook (hard) side attached to the correct side of the LiPo. To find the correct side you can test fit your LiPo. We recommend adding CA glue on the sticky side of the velcro strips. When the vehicle is stored in a nose-up or nose-down position this prevent the LiPo from accidentally detaching from the velcro strips. The strips should be +- 20mm x 80mm. Several strips will be included in your purchase when no LiPo was selected.
The DeltaQuad can be equipped with an auxiliary LiPo by using our Auxiliary LiPo module. This will extend the range of your DeltaQuad to a total of 150 Km and keep it in the air for almost 3 hours. The module consists of a payload bay housing and a specialized connector cable that will allow you to attach an auxiliary LiPo to the system.
Please note: when attaching multiple LiPo batteries you must always have them fully charged before pairing them. When the LiPo batteries discharge simultaneously the chemistry of the 2 LiPos work together. If one of the LiPos has a higher charging state you can damage the LiPo that has a lower charging state.
The Auxiliary LiPo module is designed to sit exactly on the CoG so it will not affect the vehicles balance.
The specs are based on the DeltaQuad EU versions, click here for information on non-EU versions